Business

Reece & Nichols drops ampersand between names

The real estate firm’s new name, ReeceNichols Real Estate, further cements the 2001 merger between the J.D. Reece Co. and J.C. Nichols Real Estate. The ampersand doesn’t disappear. It’s moving off to the left side in a new logo.

Pie Five Pizza Co. to open five more area restaurants by mid-2015

Pie Five Pizza Co. is in expansion mode with five more area restaurants planned to open by next summer — in Leawood, Mission, Overland Park, Westport and Topeka. The first Pie Five opened in Fort Worth in 2011, combining handmade pizzas with fresh ingredients and the latest high-speed baking techniques. Customers can select from a variety of choices in crust, sauce, cheese, greens, meats and vegetables. The Pie Five name comes from the five minutes it takes to make the custom or specialty pizzas.

Agency says McDonald’s, not just franchisees, is liable for worker treatment

The National Labor Relations Board decision, if upheld, could make it easier to unionize fast-food worker nationwide. It also strikes at the stance taken by McDonald’s and some other fast-food chains that franchisees, rather than the chains, set wages. That position would be weakened considerably if McDonald’s and others are declared joint employers.

Pie Five Pizza Co. to open five more area restaurants by mid-2015

Pie Five Pizza Co. is in expansion mode with five more area restaurants planned to open by next summer — in Leawood, Mission, Overland Park, Westport and Topeka. The first Pie Five opened in Fort Worth in 2011, combining handmade pizzas with fresh ingredients and the latest high-speed baking techniques. Customers can select from a variety of choices in crust, sauce, cheese, greens, meats and vegetables. The Pie Five name comes from the five minutes it takes to make the custom or specialty pizzas.

Agency says McDonald’s, not just franchisees, is liable for worker treatment

The National Labor Relations Board decision, if upheld, could make it easier to unionize fast-food worker nationwide. It also strikes at the stance taken by McDonald’s and some other fast-food chains that franchisees, rather than the chains, set wages. That position would be weakened considerably if McDonald’s and others are declared joint employers.

Today's Market

Major markets little changed after economic news

U.S. stocks crept higher following news that the economy surged ahead in the spring. Trading was quiet as investors waited for a statement from the Federal Reserve later Wednesday. Most world markets were mixed.

Make sure your college student has insurance protection

Before your student leaves the nest, find out whether your homeowner policy will cover his stuff while at school, and figure out what to do about car insurance while he’s gone. If your child is studying abroad this semester or next, don’t overlook the health insurance page in the information package.

Lafayette chief seeks funds for cameras, pay

The Lafayette Police Department wants to install crime cameras in troubled neighborhoods throughout the city, allowing officers to monitor activity from headquarters and on their laptop computers.

Major markets little changed after economic news

U.S. stocks crept higher following news that the economy surged ahead in the spring. Trading was quiet as investors waited for a statement from the Federal Reserve later Wednesday. Most world markets were mixed.

Make sure your college student has insurance protection

Before your student leaves the nest, find out whether your homeowner policy will cover his stuff while at school, and figure out what to do about car insurance while he’s gone. If your child is studying abroad this semester or next, don’t overlook the health insurance page in the information package.

Lafayette chief seeks funds for cameras, pay

The Lafayette Police Department wants to install crime cameras in troubled neighborhoods throughout the city, allowing officers to monitor activity from headquarters and on their laptop computers.

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Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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Revenue jumps at Twitter, but growth remains a concern

Revenue soared 124 percent, and the average number of people using the microblogging service in June was up 6 percent from March. But Twitter faced continuing problems getting people to return to the service, with the average user refreshing a Twitter feed 792 times a month on average during the quarter, less than the first quarter and last year’s second quarter.